time to overthrow the oligarchs

time to overthrow the oligarchs

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  • helplessdelta
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I will say, I see a lot of people in young adulthood now that find a lot of the things our parents accepted as the way it is are unacceptable. Its good that we know our worth and value our lives and passions too much to be good little worker bees for the hand that feeds so we can hopefully make it long enough to retire and live free from 65 to death.

    Fuck that. Call us entitled, lazy, spoiled, whatever. They're old asses are mad that we're fearless and demand to be treated as humans first and productivity generators second. It kills them that we don't acknowledge our place because seeing us living on our own terms forces them to accept that they've been scammed by capitalism out of their humanity and its too late for them to get it back. We don't plan on ever giving it up.

    Edit: Well damn. Anyway, clearing up some assumptions, I'm a Union A/C and refrigeration service technician and I plan on these skills being my ticket to freedom. I will decide my worth, and what I earn from utilizing those skills won't come through a middle-man. My labor, body, skills, talent and time are mine to sell. The current price I've been offered for the next 40 years of my life doesn't satisfy me, so I'm going to sell it myself, on my terms.

    That's the fearlessness I see in all of us. To refuse to be a crab in the bucket. To refuse to compete for the scraps of the profits we generate day in and out. Its about taking back ownership of our lives, either by demanding it, or doing it ourselves.

    Thanks for the replies and the love.

  • jason9045
    1 Week(s) Ago

    And the extent to which they've managed to poison public opinion toward the very concept of unions, which would put an end to some of that, is just disheartening.

    Edit: Thanks for the gold, but now that I'm rich I wish to trample the working man and impede his ability to organize so I can stay rich. Sorry, former comrades!

  • chillax63
    1 Week(s) Ago

    EAT 👏 THE 👏 RICH👏

  • sircallicott
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Yo, if you agree with the sentiment of this post, you better fucking vote.

  • BabyLiam
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The more people continue to not stand up for themselves the more of our lives they’ll take.

  • mega-nate
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Bro I tried to be a dishwasher and it was absolute hell you basically got no breaks and when you stopped everything would just pile up on you and I just didn’t feel like I was treated as a human I felt more like a slave. I quit 2 weeks in.

  • alex_of_all
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I work between 60 -70 hours a week doing construction every week during the non-winter time periods. With my commute I have 3 hours a day that aren't work or sleep. I'm exhausted to say the very least.

  • BigHitBobby
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Working to die

  • Beer_guns_n_tits
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Because America isn't a country, it's a business and all that matters is profits.

  • Woodie626
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The heirs of the French, English, and American revolutions had partly believed in their own phrases about the rights of man, freedom of speech, equality before the law, and the like, and have even allowed their conduct to be influenced by them to some extent. But by the fourth decade of the twentieth century all the main currents of political thought were authoritarian. The earthly paradise had been discredited at exactly the moment when it became realizable. Every new political theory, by whatever name it called itself, led back to hierarchy and regimentation. And in the general hardening of outlook that set in round about 1930, practices which had been long abandoned, in some cases for hundreds of years — imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages, and the deportation of whole populations — not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive.

    -George Orwell

  • Ayy_2_Brute
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Yeah America is pretty good at normalizing abhorrent shit these days

  • ZXander_makes_noise
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Everyone in this thread is welcome to join us at /p/LateStageCapitalism

  • TheAlphaCarb0n
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Since when is working 12 hour shifts normalized? Many people do overtime by choice but 40 hrs a week is what pretty much everyone considers "normal".

  • thomthommar
    1 Week(s) Ago

    A full freaking year of work for a week of vacation, felt that shit in my core.

  • alba876
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is also pretty much US exclusive. In the UK we have strong working regulations with a minimum of 4 weeks paid annual leave a year, and 8 minimum statutory paid holiday days. In the public sector the conditions are better again.

    Most european countries have similar or better, very few have worse.

    No idea how you guys in the US even cope. I get 28 days of choice paid annual leave per year, 12 1/2 paid statutory days, and a 10 day paid Christmas shut down, and even that's not enough.

  • thereisnoredink
    1 Week(s) Ago

    For anyone who’s interested in organizing, or wants resources to find out more about how to organize, see this helpful post from r/walmart:

    https://www.reddit.com/p/walmart/comments/cbiojj/hey_home_office_why_dont_you_fire_this_list_of/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

    Also: check out the Black Worker Initiative

    Also, also: in case you’re not convinced about unions, check this study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research—might change your mind.

  • banmeyoubitch
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The sad part is there are people who think this is the correct way to live. They believe that if you don't break your back and literally drown yourself in hardship and debt, then you are lazy. People fetishize not living comfortably.

  • thelemon72
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Recently I've had to tell people "if you want to have free time, don't get an office job." When I grew up that was the gold standard and if you worked hard you'd be well off. Nowadays they'll have people on phones for 10+ hours a day (30 minute lunch) plus weekend work for damn near minimum wage AND they'll pay you like you only worked 40 hours.

  • AbledShawl
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I'm fortunate to have a job that pays me pretty well right now (about to rent an apartment all to myself for the first time in my life), but it's so time consuming. I wake at up 6 am and get home at 6 pm. Some days I won't even eat or take a shower (I work in an cold office, so it's not like I get very dirty) just so I have that little bit more time in my day to do anything else. I'm about to get a replacement tooth put in and will have to make up the hours by coming in earlier to work starting next week. I get criticized at least once a week for being too casual or informal, and have to hear all sorts of pro-Trump conservative bullet points on the regular.

    My dad died and I had to use vacation time to fly to another country and spread his ashes. I need a mental health day, but then I'll have to spend even more time coming in earlier to make up for the lost time.

    Even with as well as I get paid, it's bullshit. The work is bullshit. I'm just making sure people's computers can turn on and update 90% of the time.

  • pellgrap
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Normalized diminishes the problem and makes it look small. it isn't normalized it is enabled.

  • saharizona
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It's hilarious and sad when you realize how fearful so many older people are about their whole small lives

    So intent on accepting whatever was given they couldn't even see their own value. Then they're old and full of regrets but wanna give bad advice lol

  • three_more_minutes
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It’s what unions fought against

  • Mega_Degenerate
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Honestly you can work full time and study but I wouldn't recommend more than 9 credit hours during the normal semesters and 6 during the summer. Half that if you're in grad school.

  • paracog
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When a nation is built on slave and bonded labor, it's hard for them to break the habit.

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    1 Week(s) Ago

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  • dagreenman18
    1 Week(s) Ago

    All this happens because we poisoned the idea of Unions. There are people fighting tooth and nail to prevent something that protects the workers. It’s voting against their own self interests.

  • redgreenapple
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Not just normalized but embraced often times you’ll find that you get as much pushback gossip complaints behind your back from your coworkers people in equal stature as you within your company if you take vacations that you’re entitled to, instead of complaining to management for not adequately encouraging and preparing for people to take their vacations that they’re entitled to or complaining that there is insufficient vacation time or hours are too long whatever employees turn on each other stab each other in the back judge each other if you’re not workaholics

  • lemskroob
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Thats not "normalized". That was what life was prior to the mid 1950s for just about everyone. Thats what life still is for the majority of the worlds population.

  • jrose6717
    1 Week(s) Ago

    You could open a history book and realize how good most of us have it haha